Admission is based on academic merit as well as open competition among all eligible applicants. In addition to fulfilling admission requirements for the applicant category that you belong to, you should also ensure that you fulfil the subject pre-requisites for the courses which you wish to be considered for.

Please note that the subject pre-requisites presented below are subject to changes every year. You are strongly encouraged to visit our website regularly for further updates.

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Degree Course Subject Pre-requisites Selection test/ Interview
Architecture Pass in SL Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics

Yes

Biomedical Engineering# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry. Those without a HL pass in Chemistry will have to read the Chemistry Bridging Module (CM1417) in the 1st year.

No

Biomedical Engineering (Robotics Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry. Those without a HL pass in Chemistry will have to read the Chemistry Bridging Module (CM1417) in the 1st year.

No

Business Administration Pass in SL Mathematics

No

Business Administration (Accountancy) Pass in SL Mathematics

No

Business Analytics Pass in HL Mathematics

No

Chemical Engineering# Pass in HL Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

No

Civil Engineering# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Civil Engineering (Digitalization in Urban Infrastructure Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Computer Engineering (Jointly offered by Faculty of Engineering and School of Computing)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science

No

Computer Engineering (Internet of Things Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science

No

Computer Engineering (Robotics Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science

No

Computer Science courses@ Pass in HL Computer Science/Mathematics/Physics; OR good pass in SL Mathematics

No

Dentistry Pass in HL Chemistry and either HL Biology or Physics

Yes

Electrical Engineering# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Electrical Engineering (Internet of Things Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Electrical Engineering (Robotics Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Engineering Science Pass in HL Mathematics and Physics

No

Environmental Engineering# Pass in HL Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

No

Environmental Engineering (Digitalization in Urban Infrastructure Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

No

Environmental Studies Pass in SL Mathematics and either HL Biology or HL Chemistry

No

Food Science and Technology Any two HL passes in Chemistry or Biology or Physics or Computer Science or Mathematics.

No

Humanities and Sciences Please refer to https://chs.nus.edu.sg/programmes/#prog-majors for details.

No

Industrial Design Pass in SL Mathematics or Physics or Economics or Visual Arts

Yes

Industrial & Systems Engineering# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Information Security Pass in HL Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics.

No

Information Systems^ Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics

No

Landscape Architecture Pass in SL Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics

Yes

Law+ At least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

Yes

Materials Science & Engineering# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Mechanical Engineering# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Mechanical Engineering (Robotics Specialization)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry

No

Medicine Pass in HL Chemistry and either HL Biology or Physics

Yes

Music Application for the Music course has to be filled directly to the Conservatory. Please refer to https://www.ystmusic.nus.edu.sg/ for more information

Yes

Nursing Pass in any two of the following HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics

Yes

Pharmacy%

Very Good Pass in HL Chemistry and
Very Good Pass in HL Biology, HL Physics or HL Mathematics

No

Pharmaceutical Science Very Good Pass in HL Chemistry and
Very Good Pass in HL Biology, HL Physics or HL Mathematics
No
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Please refer to https://fass.nus.edu.sg/ppe/ for details. Yes
Project & Facilities Management Pass in SL Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics

No

Real Estate Pass in SL Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics

No

# Students without HL Physics need to have SL Physics or 'O' Level Physics or equivalent and would be required to take specified Physics bridging modules.

@ Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/programmes/ for more information.

^ Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/is_is_prospective.html for more information.

+Students will require a minimum grading of 5 points for SL/HL English A: Language and Literature, SL/HL English A: Literature, SL/HL English B or SL Literature & Performance to apply

%Students applying to Pharmacy should refer to https://pharmacy.nus.edu.sg/study/undergraduate/bachelor-of-pharmacy/ for important information on the ‘Fitness to Practise’

Degree Course Subject prerequisites Selection test / interview
Double & Concurrent Degree Programmes:

Business Administration & Business Analytics

Pass in HL Mathematics

No

Business Administration & Communications and New Media

Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses.1

No

Business Administration & Computer Science courses

Pass in HL Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Physics; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics2

No

Business Administration & Information Systems

Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics2

No

Business Administration & Law6

Pass in SL Mathematics AND at least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

Yes

Business Administration & Master in Public Policy

Pass in SL Mathematics

Yes

Business Administration & Master of Science (Management)

Pass in SL Mathematics

Yes

Business Administration (Accountancy) & Master in Public Policy

Pass in SL Mathematics

Yes

Business Administration (Accountancy) & Master of Science (Management)

Pass in SL Mathematics

Yes

Business Analytics & Economics

Pass in HL Mathematics

No

Information Systems and Master of Science (Management) (NUS) Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics.3

Yes

Economics & Business Administration Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses.1

No

Economics & Law6

Pass in HL Mathematics AND at least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

Yes

Engineering & Business Administration

Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses.4

No

Engineering & Economics

Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses.4

No

Information Systems & Economics

Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics

No

Law & Master in Public Policy6

At least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

Yes

Mathematics & Computer Science

A good grade in HL Mathematics AND a good grade in HL Computer Science, HL Physics, HL Chemistry or HL Biology.

No

Arts & Social Sciences (NUS) and Arts (Sciences Po)5 Minimum prevailing admission criteria of Arts & Social Sciences

Yes

Double Major Programmes:
Please refer to here for the full list of Double Major Programmes. No
Minor Programmes:
Please refer to here for the full list of Minor Programmes. No
Special Programmes:
Engineering & Medicine (Duke-NUS) Will be considered for the Programme if admitted to an Engineering course7

Yes

Engineering Scholars Programme Will be considered for the Programme if admitted to an Engineering course7

Yes

1 Minimum admission criteria for Business Administration or Business Administration (Accountancy) is a pass in SL Mathematics.

2 Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/dd_computing_business.html for more information.

3 Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/cdp_bcompis_msc.html for more information.

4 Minimum admission criteria for Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering courses is pass in HL Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Students without SL or HL Physics need to have an O Level pass in Physics or its equivalent and would be required to take Physics bridging modules.

Engineering Double Degree Programmes are open to all Engineering courses except for Engineering Science.

As for the other Engineering courses, students without SL or HL Physics need to have an 'O' Level pass in Physics or its equivalent and would be required to take Physics bridging modules.

5 Please refer to http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/ for more information.

6 Students will require a minimum grading of 5 points for SL/HL English A: Language and Literature, SL/HL English A: Literature, SL/HL English B or SL Literature & Performance to apply.

7Students without SL and HL Physics need to have 'O' Level Physics or its equivalent and would be required to take Physics bridging modules.